Sunday, 27 September 2015

VuFind 1.0 Reflected XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Application 0-Day Web Security Bug

VuFind 1.0 Reflected XSS (Cross-site Scripting) Application 0-Day Web Security Bug

Exploit Title: VuFind Results? &lookfor parameter Reflected XSS Web Security Vulnerability

Product: VuFind
Vendor: VuFind
Vulnerable Versions: 1.0
Tested Version: 1.0
Advisory Publication: September 20, 2015
Latest Update: September 25, 2015
Vulnerability Type: Cross-Site Scripting [CWE-79]
CVE Reference:
Impact CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification
Discover and Reporter: Wang Jing [School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore] (@justqdjing)

Caution Details:

(1) Vendor & Product Description:



Product & Vulnerable Versions:


Vendor URL & Download:

Product can be obtained from here,

Product Introduction Overview:

"VuFind is a library resource portal designed and developed for libraries by libraries. The goal of VuFind is to enable your users to search and browse through all of your library's resources by replacing the traditional OPAC to include: Catalog Records, Locally Cached Journals, Digital Library Items, Institutional Repository, Institutional Bibliography, Other Library Collections and Resources. VuFind is completely modular so you can implement just the basic system, or all of the components. And since it's open source, you can modify the modules to best fit your need or you can add new modules to extend your resource offerings. VuFind runs on Solr Energy. Apache Solr, an open source search engine, offers amazing performance and scalability to allow for VuFind to respond to search queries in milliseconds time. It has the ability to be distributed if you need to spread the load of the catalog over many servers or in a server farm environment. VuFind is offered for free through the GPL open source license. This means that you can use the software for free. You can modify the software and share your successes with the community! Take a look at our VuFind Installations Wiki page to see how a variety of organizations have taken advantage of VuFind's flexibility. If you are already using VuFind, feel free to edit the page and share your accomplishments. "

(2) Vulnerability Details:

VuFind web application has a computer security problem. Hackers can exploit it by reflected XSS cyber attacks. This may allow a remote attacker to create a specially crafted request that would execute arbitrary script code in a user's browser session within the trust relationship between their browser and the server.

Several other similar products 0-day vulnerabilities have been found by some other bug researchers before. VuFind has patched some of them. "scip AG was founded in 2002. We are driven by innovation, sustainability, transparency, and enjoyment of our work. We are completely self-funded and are thus in the comfortable position to provide completely independent and neutral services. Our staff consists of highly specialized experts who focus on the topic information security and continuously further their expertise through advanced training".

(2.1) The code flaw occurs at "lookfor?" parameter in "/vufind/Resource/Results?" page.

Some other researcher has reported a similar vulnerability here and VuFind has patched it.

(3) Solution:

Update to new version.


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Youth - Time of Beautiful Emotion

Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.

Youth means a temperamental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the love of ease. This often exists in a man of 60 more than a boy of 20. Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals.

Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. Worry, fear, self-distrust bows the heart and turns the spirit back to dust.

Whether 60 or 16, there is in every human being’s heart the lure of wonders, the unfailing appetite for what’s next and the joy of the game of living. In the center of your heart and my heart, there is a wireless station; so long as it receives messages of beauty, hope, courage and power from man and from the infinite, so long as you are young.

When your aerials are down, and your spirit is covered with snows of cynicism and the ice of pessimism, then you’ve grown old, even at 20; but as long as your aerials are up, to catch waves of optimism, there’s hope you may die young at 80.


Thursday, 3 September 2015

浮生半日 烟火红尘 一念清净 烈焰成池


苦雪烹茶安然度过世界末日,许多人和事都重生了,我想我也会忘了那只乌鸦在末日的方舟上几番徘徊,飞过无痕,狮子却说爱我就让全世界都知道。爱是一 场荨麻 疹,容我再洗净铅华,待千帆过尽。这一别两宽心,各生新欢喜。太阳升起的时候,举目四方宿命繁星。如陈亦迅唱那首苦瓜:当你干杯再举箸,突然间相看莞尔, 某萧瑟晚秋深夜,忽而明了了,而黄叶便碎落。








烟水悠悠,淡酒一盏,十二月风雪客,同年同月同日刮着同个方向同样度数的风,都已不是当时。我想我是在待着一位故人,他还没有来,也许在来的路途上,我且沏好了茶,待着,如此 就好。